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Lalu Prasad Yadav’s health deteriorates, shifted to AIIMS in Delhi

Lalu Prasad Yadav was undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi for multiple ailments.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi, Ranchi |
Updated: January 24, 2021 1:52:39 pm
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi from Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital after his health deteriorated, in Ranchi, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav Saturday was shifted to AIIMS, Delhi after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi.

The RJD supremo, who is convicted in fodder scam cases, was undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi for multiple ailments. He will be flown to Delhi and should be back in Ranchi within a month, said the Inspector General of the jail.

“Lalu Prasad is having trouble breathing for the last two days. On Friday, he was found to be having pneumonia. Considering his age, we have decided to shift him to AIIMS-Delhi on the advice of doctors for better treatment,” RIMS Director Dr Kameshwar Prasad told news agency PTI.

“He is likely to be shifted to AIIMS today. We have already spoken to the experts at AIIMS,” he added.

Dr Prasad further said that the authorities and his family are arranging for an air ambulance to shift him to AIIMS-Delhi.

On Friday, Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi, daughter Misa Bharti, sons Tej Pratap and Tejashwi reached Ranchi and met him in the night. According to PTI, Tejashwi told reporters that his father’s condition was worrisome.

Tejashwi also met Chief Minister Hemant Soren at his residence during the day to seek cooperation from the state government in arranging to take his father to Delhi.

(with inputs from PTI)

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